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The Afghan Taliban have rejected the news saying their leader Omar was alive and the news of his death was false.
A prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Meer while talking to a private television Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told him via phone that Mullah Umar was not killed and the Americans were using the media against them.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Why would the story of him being killed be fabricated?
Originally posted by deltaboy
If he was indeed killed in Pakistan, I wonder what the Taliban would really do. Attack the Pakistani govt. like an invasion in retaliation?
An Afghan security official told TOLOnews on Tuesday that Pakistan’s spy agency is scheming to move Taliban leader Mullah Omar from Pakistan to Helmand province and then report his whereabouts to U.S. forces.
The Pakistanis hope Omar is killed on Afghan soil because it will prove terrorist leaders are also hiding in Afghanistan, the source claimed. The same Afghan official said Omar received the ISI order to leave Quetta from former Pakistani spy chief Hamid Gul.
Such a development would disrupt the negotiations reportedly underway between the U.S. and the Taliban. According to the Washington Post, a U.S. representative attended at least three meetings in Qatar and Germany within the last eight or nine days with a Taliban official who is close to Mullah Omar.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: Pakistan sets Mullah Omar deathtrap to disrupt U.S.-Taliban talks - National Afghanistan Headlines | Examiner.com www.examiner.com...
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by boondock-saint
Yes, but in that situation they were not motivated by Mullah Omar's death.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault, saying it was part of their revenge for the May 2 U.S. raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden. The insurgents' ability to penetrate the facility further rattled a military establishment already humiliated by the unilateral American raid, and raised the possibility that the Taliban had inside help.
The first source, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said that Omar had been killed on Friday, citing information received from sources within the Haqqani insurgent group, whose leaders are based in Pakistan.
"Based on ISI instruction through (former ISI chief) General Hamid Gul, Mullah Mohammad Omar was told to move from Quetta city of Pakistan to northern Waziristan," the source said.
"As Mullah Omar was being transported from Quetta to North Waziristan by the ISI, he was secretly killed by the ISI."
However, a second Afghan intelligence source who also spoke anonymously said that Omar had been missing for 11 days following a meeting with Gul.
"It has been 11 days since his close circle, the people around him, have no clue of his whereabouts. The Taliban leadership are all concerned and worried for the sudden disappearence of Mullah Omar," the source said.